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Can Exercise Help Your Recovery?

Why Exercise? Substance addiction takes its toll on every part of a person: physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. The

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Ben Affleck Needs No Research for Uncle Charlie in "The Tender Bar"

The Tender Bar screenplay, by Academy Award winner William Monahan, is brilliant. It’s a huge challenge to capture the spirit

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Experience, Strength and Hope Awards Honor Leigh Steinberg and Courtney Friel

After a year trapped like the rest of us in the worried doldrums of quarantines and isolation, the Experience, Strength

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5 Reasons the Holidays Are the Perfect Time to Get Treatment

The holiday season is officially here in the United States. Although the holidays are meant to be full of joy

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What I Wish My Parents Had Asked Me

Dear Mami and Papi, Remember when you used to go out to dinner or to the movies when I was

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Gloria Harrison: True Recovery Is the Healing of the Human Spirit

True recovery is the healing of the human spirit.It is a profound recognition that we not only have the right

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Isotonitazene: The Deadly Synthetic Opioid You Don't Know About

While many of the headlines concerning opioid addiction and overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic have focused on the synthetic

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Fun and Sober: 5 Activities for Recovery

Once the choice is made to seek help for substance abuse issues, the question that many in recovery face is:

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Everything Harder Than Everyone Else

Where does hedonism end and endurance begin? That was the question that rose to the surface of the excitingly murky

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Are These Seven Common Cognitive Distortions Holding You Back?

Have you ever made a small social snafu, only to become obsessed with how bad it made you look? Maybe

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“Please Advertise Responsibly”

“Please smoke responsibly.” When was the last time you saw an advertisement requesting that? Most likely never. The vast majority

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Ethanol Abuse: What You Should Know

Most people who have struggled with alcohol abuse can name their poison — maybe beer, or wine, or a cool

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In Pillness and in Health: A Memoir

Chapter 4: FIORINAL 2008 It was hard to determine what Kevin knew about my increasing binging. He was starting to

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Treatment Should Start by Addressing Core Issues. Here’s Why.

The traditional approach to substance abuse treatment is simple: walk into a 12-step meeting, and accept that you are powerless.

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Explaining Intergenerational Trauma

Consider your family tree. Can you see places where it is bent or broken? Perhaps you can see where the

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First Responders Need Help, Too

The tumultuous events of the last year – political unrest, the coronavirus, and even the 20th anniversary of the terrorist

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